The fury of nature has been particularly destructive in recent years. Wildfires and hurricanes have damaged and ripped several Midwest roofs and replacing those have become a daunting task for homeowners. According to the Roofing Consulting Ontario, the pandemic-related production slowdowns are also making roof replacements challenging. If you are a homeowner anxious about replacing roofs, we have you covered. In this article you will find out more ways to make the best roofing choices, along with a few tips to make your roof replacements hassle-free.
Do you need a roof replacement?
It is important to understand the real issue with your roofing before exploring various roofing replacement options. The damage may have been caused by severe weather, fire, or wind that might have resulted in severe aesthetic deformities. While aesthetics is a key factor in roof replacements, major damages signaled by ceiling strains and drips are major reasons why roof replacements should be addressed quickly. Some of these issues may be inexpensive, while others may require major reconstruction. It is highly recommended to approach a professional roofer to identify the roofing problems.
Simple repairs usually involve caulking the crack, replacing a few shingles, or installing flashing. However, recurring leaks must be addressed by replacing the entire roofing structure. It is also a smart move to replace your roof if it is over 20 years old.
Whatever your needs are, make sure you follow these steps to make roof replacements as efficient and hassle-free as possible.
Four tips to make a roofing replacement a hassle-free
Determine your ideal roofing type
Today, asphalt shingles are the most popular type of roofing material. Not only are they easy to install, but they are also very affordable. CR roofing tests have also shown that the shingles perform better than other roofing types. Roof shingles are available in different colors, too, making them a great choice for roof replacements.
Tiles, metals, and slates are also good options for regions prone to erratic climates, though more expensive.
Be wary about the warranty details
Most shingles come with a lifetime warranty of 10 years. There are many loopholes in lifetime warranties, such as extending the full-replacement period only if you buy their products and the non-coverage of replacement in case of natural disasters. Ensure you hire a trustworthy roofing contractor. It is advised that you recheck your warranty before adding solar panels to your roof to ensure that it does not void your installation.
Be aware of the costs
Usually, shingles are sold in bundles. The more the shingles weigh, the less the number of shingles you get per bundle. Ensure that the bundles are properly labeled with the square feet details. This information can help you calculate your purchase and plan the budget accordingly.
Hire the best roofer
Contractor recommendations are typically posted on the shingle manufacturer’s website. They are more reliable and better trained to install these products. You can also ask your homeowners’ insurance provider for recommendations on roofers. Find a roofing contractor with extensive experience and a good reputation in your area.